On Writing and Gratitude

THIS HAS BEEN A GOOD WEEK.

A: I've written several thousand words. Here's just one excerpt from the murder mystery I'm working. The working title is SEDUCTION AT DAYBREAK.


B: I got to meet a favorite author, DON WINSLOW, at Warwick's Bookstore, and listen to his methods and stories, while receiving great advice and solid encouragement. Tammy and I really enjoyed ourselves. Here's a picture and links to his latest novel, THE FORCE (it's Fn Awesome).

 
                    READ + BUY @ DON-WINSLOW.COM

                    READ + BUY @ DON-WINSLOW.COM

 

C: I recorded a fun podcast with my PIC & WE, Tammy. It will air shortly. It's a show about DESIGN and we're talking with our good friend and client, LINDSAY BROWN of The Brown Studio.

D: I reached some new goals in my workout; gained some pounds on the rack, increased some reps in my ab work, and cranked several more miles on the bike this week.

E: Plus, I've had lots of laughs, tons of great conversations and deepening love with my girl. Read: Best Part Of The Week.

I can say that I am TRULY blessed. I am GRATEFUL.

And the more I come from a place of gratitude and simply don't welcome negative energy of the past, or ignore friends who won't play fair, or disregard people who don't honor their word, or if I find a lack of integrity in people/businesses/situations ... well, the better off I am without such.

I am FOCUSING ON THE POSITIVE. I am CLEARING OUT THE NEGATIVE. I am WELCOMING THE ENCOURAGING. I am FERTILIZING GROWTH. I am TURNING A DEAF EAR TO THE BULLSHIT. I am EMBRACING THE LOVE.

And it is GOOD.

Have a great Wednesday. Smile at a stranger. Hug someone who is sad. Call an old friend. Writer a parent. Love your neighbor.

Cheers,

#itellstories

 

I LEAVE YOU WITH MY FAVORITE INSTAGRAM POST OF THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS:

Thank you, Tammy, for sharing this quote and your life with me.